Monday, June 26, 2006

Viva Ukraine

Platinum-haired people are going ballistic all over our neighbourhood tonight, celebrating Ukraine's win by penalty kicks over Switzerland in the World Cup. Our neighbourhood is heavily Ukrainian, so the streets are shut down with carousers and there are horns and firecrackers going off all over the place. Two neighbourhoods to the east, the Italians are also going nuts, celebrating their last-minute win over Australia. In between those two neighbourhoods, the Portuguese are recovering after celebrating their crazy win over the Netherlands yesterday. It’s C-R-A-Z-Y around here!

If the Swiss had won, I imagine we ~may~ have heard an alarm clock going off. If Australia had beat Italy, the only thing I could imagine hearing is a kangaroo dancing madly on the other side of the world. There are no Swiss or Australia neighbourhoods in Toronto that I know. But we got a ton of Maltese just to the north. Who knows what might happen if they had a World Cup victory!

No comments:

Post a Comment